Mao Asada (浅田 真央 Asada Mao) is a Japanese figure skater. She was born on Sep 25, 1990 in Nagoya, Aichi, Japan.
Mao is the 2010 Olympic Silver Medalist, three-time World Champion, four-time Grand Prix Final Champion, and three-time Four Continents Champion. She has won 5 World Championships medals over the course of her career. She is also the 2005 Junior Worlds Champion.
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2014 Worlds Champion
2014 Olympic 6th Place Finisher
2013 Grand Prix Final Champion
2013 Worlds Silver Medalist
2013 4CC Champion
2012 Grand Prix Final Champion
2012 Worlds 6th Place Finisher
2012 4CC Silver Medalist
2011 Worlds 6th Place Finisher
2011 4CC Silver Medalist
2010 Worlds Champion
2010 Olympic Silver Medalist
2010 4CC Champion
2009 Worlds 4th Place Finisher
2009 4CC Bronze Medalist
2008 Grand Prix Final Champion
2008 Worlds Champion
2008 4CC Champion
2007 Grand Prix Final Silver Medalist
2007 Worlds Silver Medalist
2006 Grand Prix Final Silver Medalist
2006 Junior Worlds Silver Medalist
2005 Grand Prix Final Champion
2005 Junior Worlds Champion
2004 Junior Grand Prix Final Champion
2014 World Championships SP
2014 World Championships LP
2014 Olympics LP
2010 Olympics SP
2010 Olympics LP
2005 Junior Worlds SP
2005 Junior Worlds LP
Articles and Interviews
Last edited by tulosai; 09-25-2015 at 12:32 PM.
Has anyone seen her new Swan Lake video? It's linked to in the relevant thread in The Edge. It's lovely, and she looks as if she's well on her way to a good season.
Thanks for starting the Mao thread. Her Swan is just breathtaking. Her footwork is so airy and light as if she is floating across the ice and
her jumps are so much better. Love it!!!!
Thank you, Olympia!
Her new SP is " I GOT RHYTHM".
Can't wait to see her new SP! Go, Mao-chan!
Tremendous news, MG! (Of course I opened it, half asleep, as if I were going to be able to read it...glad you translated. I think I was hoping there were pictures.)
And here's the program itself!
Last edited by Olympia; 10-17-2012 at 03:24 AM.
thaanks soo much for starting this thread, I loved her swan program and especially loved how everything is woven together in that program, makes one forget the elements and just enjoy it. the footwork is exquisite, i love how fast it is, and how it interpretion in the choreography fits the music so well.
I can't wait to see Mao's sp i have to say the music choice is really unusual, and different from anything Mao has skated to soo far.
by the way another thing i noticed at JO was that Mao looked much healthier, she looked the same as in 2008 and that was really refreshing to see, after seeing Mao soo thin the last two seasons!
Forever stuck on those steps
Oh boy, why didn't I post here already? I'm such a baaaad fan! Huh, so, maybe someone's interested in a very, very short part of what's probably her new SP and looks a little similar to her Mary Poppins Ex?
It seems her layout is going to be 3F-2Lo, 3Lo and 2A. Given that this is her first outing, I'm really happy about it.
And I'm already in deep, deep love with this SP! If you add the beautiful free skate (which I've already watched like... 6 or 7 times and which looks more and more lovely to me everytime I rewatch it) this might just become a great season for Mao!
Time to get the luck charms out and start praying for her, it would be so amazing to see her back at her full potential
i was also really surprised when i watched the clip, since the steps reminded me of a bit of MP ex, I think Mao looks great in the new clip, I am really excited to see her debut her sp and watch her fs again. hpefully there will be more practice clips that will be posted!
If someone finds any links that will show ladies sp please post it, i really want to see the whole competition live
It's Gershwin, some moves are indeed very similar to Poppins (Lori ran out of ideas...?) The SP is super light and optimistic, here you can see almost in full, I don't know why Mao is in her old dreass of 2 years old ...: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ic0JZIsOMvI
i think she had to change her original costume, and therefor had to use another one until the new one gets made!
Originally Posted by let`s talk
Wicked Yankee Girl
this is such a cute interview, the two where so adorable, it's really funny how they tried to have a normal conversation, while clearly feeling a bit awkward due to the camera!
Originally Posted by miki88
Just want to update this by saying congrats to Mao on third grand prix final title!
I echo that. Especially considering that this was the competition she was called away from last year because of her mother's passing, this victory has resonance. I hope it gives her a sense of peace, and that it strengthens her for the future--and not just for on-ice events.